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Wanting to put your money in firms that follow certain ideals is laudable, sure. But it's not as straightforward as it used to be.
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Standard & Poor's 500-stock index has never recorded a loss over any 20-year period.
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We’re heading back to the old normal. The Fed is raising interest rates as the economy approaches full employment and inflation picks up.
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Department-store stocks have lost one-fifth of their value in the past five years, while the overall stock market has nearly doubled.
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It's not like there aren't risks out there, but the smart strategy is to stay in stocks, and stay diversified.
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With Donald Trump's election, the yield on U.S. bonds has risen dramatically. That spells opportunity for bond investors.
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Trump’s election has provided emerging markets with an unexpected benefit: a stronger dollar, which makes foreign goods even cheaper here.
Having beaten the market in 2016, I'm banking on these 10 stocks to outperform in the year ahead — and beyond.
To get higher profits
over the long haul,
you need higher
sales of products
and services that
Tech firms are the
best place to look.
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The U.S.'s long-neglected infrastructure is set to get a spending boost, and these stocks stand to benefit.
The big banks have different personalities. JPMorgan Chase is strong and steady. Wells Fargo is seen as the best managed and most innovative.
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If you're looking for safer diversification after the fallout from Brexit, check out these options.
You don't need to invest in foreign stocks to get exposure to the rest of the world.
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Even if you sold all of your stocks in anticipation of the next recession, you wouldn’t know when to get back into the market.
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I'm convinced that the single best sector for investors right now is small-cap value stocks.
As candidates and others poor-mouth the financial industry, you can score stock bargains in the sector.
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You need to train yourself to see declines in the stock market as opportunities, not as calamities.